Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

YAANA Ventures Takes Stake In Grasshopper Adventures

Newly-created YAANA Ventures, which invests in, advises and manages responsible travel and hospitality companies, has taken a stake in Grasshopper Adventures, which provides high quality bicycle tours in Asia. YAANA Ventures CEO Willem Niemeijer signed the agreement with Grasshopper Director Adam Platt-Hepworth in Cambodia on 23 March. The aim of the partnership is to expand [...]

Khiri Group Rebrands as Yaana Ventures

Yaana Ventures has been launched as the new name for the diversified tourism and hospitality entity, formerly known as Khiri Group, which has its HQ in Bangkok. Yaana Ventures CEO Willem Niemeijer, announcing the rebrand on the eve of ITB Berlin, March 8, said that Yaana Ventures, at its birth, comprises a dynamic mix of [...]

Khiri Travel Appoints Richard Brouwer as CEO

Former Diethelm Travel Group CEO Richard Brouwer will become CEO of Khiri Travel, effective 4 January 2016. The appointment was made by Willem Niemeijer, former CEO of Khiri Travel who will now become the Chairman of the company. “Richard’s appointment is a major statement by Khiri Travel. It underscores Khiri Travel’s ambition to grow while [...]

Khiri Reach Punches Big for Operation Smile

Khiri Reach, the charity-supporting independent non-profit arm of Khiri Travel, will donate memorable holiday experiences in Banteay Chhmar and Angkor Wat, Cambodia and Khao Sok, southern Thailand to Fight Night! the Operation Smile Thailand fundraiser at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, 15 October. The event is the annual white collar charity boxing match and [...]

Why Khiri Travel Pursued Travelife Certification to Become More Sustainable

By Willem Niemeijer, Founder & CEO, Khiri Travel Group Khiri Travel achieved Travelife sustainable tour operator certification in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam in June. What lessons did we learn in the process? Why should other tour operators try it? To what extent is it Europe teaching Asia to be sustainable? Or can Asian cultures teach [...]

Khiri Travel Awarded Travelife Certification

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Bangkok, 23 June 2015 Khiri Travel has taken a big step in boosting its responsible tourism credentials by becoming Travelife certified. Khiri is now Travelife certified for its tour operations in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam. The CEO and co-founder of Khiri Travel, Willem Niemeijer, accepted the award from Janet Salem, [...]

Khiri Travel Highlights New Tours and Going Green

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Bangkok, 10 September 2014 Khiri Travel will emphasise sustainability and business growth at PATA Travel Mart in Phnom Penh, 18 & 19 September. The Khiri team invite travel industry partners and media to visit them at booth J2 at the Mart. Khiri management will elaborate on the opportunities that are [...]

Khiri Travel Sri Lanka to Launch in November

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Bangkok, 29 August 2014 Khiri Travel will launch a new company in Sri Lanka on 1 November 2014. The initiative is a joint venture between Khiri Travel and Sri Lanka-based DMC Luxe Asia. Following the contract signing on 29 August, Khiri Travel Sri Lanka will be a part of the [...]

Khiri Travel Adds Luxury Carriage to Luang Prabang-Hanoi Train

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Bangkok, 31 March 2014 Khiri Travel has added a luxury carriage to the Luang Prabang-Hanoi train service linking Laos and Vietnam. The carriage sleeps six in air-conditioned cabins and includes a lounge with food and beverage service and specially enlarged windows for viewing the dramatic mountain scenery between the UNESCO [...]

Khiri Travel Opens in Indonesia

Khiri Travel has announced the launch of Khiri Travel Indonesia. Khiri Travel will partner with Sunda Trails and open with offices in Lombok and Flores with dedicated English and Dutch speaking teams in place. Sunda Trails has 12 years of inbound tourism operations experience in Indonesia, focusing mostly on ecotourism and rural community exploration, all [...]